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Lara McCaffrey

Articles by Lara McCaffrey

Dark Bleached

Jennifer Clavin of Bleached was sitting in a park in her hometown of Los Angeles when a couple handed her a cut-and-paste religious pamphlet. “In it there was a collage they had made of all ...

March 23, 2016
The Sess' seven-year itch

The Sess was burnt out when they disbanded in 2008. However, they’re feeling inspired again while rehearsing for their reunion show at Soda Bar on New Year’s Eve. Soda Bar talent-buyer Cory Stier said it ...

December 23, 2015
Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, by Belle & Sebastian

There hasn’t been a new Belle & Sebastian record in five years. The Scottish pop group made good use of that time to develop fresh ideas for Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. Sonically, the ...

January 23, 2015
Inhuman Headbanger

When asked what inspired the title of his new album, Black Moon Spell, Kyle Thomas, aka King Tuff, tells the Reader he doesn’t know. “It just appeared there one day and forced me to use ...

September 24, 2014
Mess by Liars

Like most Liars’ music, Mess is anxiety-ridden, dissonant, frantic. The seventh album is their third to be made in Los Angeles since leaving Brooklyn. With the change in location comes a change in sound: the ...

April 4, 2014
Veejay dreams

Ever since watching MTV’s Total Request Live (TRL) in high school, Rachel Frank has known she’s wanted to be a veejay. “I just loved watching [TRL] when I came home from school,” she says. “Everyone ...

March 20, 2013
Commune to quit

San Diego club-goers who smoke cigarettes take part in quit groups started by Rescue Social Change Group, funded through a grant from the University of California, San Francisco.

November 14, 2012
Coming of Age at Ché Café

I am scared to death of moshing. If you were a scrawny five-foot, four-inch girl you'd understand. However, the boys in the pit during Fidlar's set at the Ché Café did not seem to understand ...

June 21, 2012
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